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Building Blocs – Reaktor to Max/Msp

April 12, 2010 | 6:31 pm

Hi guys,

I’ve been taught about create a patch based on some Reaktor Ensemble.

We already know that reaktor is quite more quick once you have the "macros" with all the stuff inside it.

I’m wondering if anyone out there are aware of some resources on this subject ?


April 12, 2010 | 7:04 pm

i think a macro is something like a bpatcher or an abstraction, either way i’m confident you can make them in max. and you have the ability to bang things! hooray!

what exactly do you want to know?


April 12, 2010 | 7:13 pm

Not sure what exactly you want to know so I’ll just ramble about my experiences adapting reaktor ensembles to msp:

A lot of the reaktor "macros" or modules can just be substituted with regular msp objects. the diffusion delay for example is just an allpass~. Their grain modules such as "grain cloud" can be easily recreated by research common msp granular techniques (specifically granularized from the examples and granular 2.5 by sakonda)

The only major difference between reaktor modules and msp is the values they accept. most of the oscillators or filters accept midi values instead of frequency. also the volume modules accept dB instead of audio values so you’ll have to convert that as well if you are adapting a reaktor ensemble/instrument. other than that top to bottom inputs in reaktor changes to left to right for max which seems obvious but i spent three days trouble shooting a converted patch only to realize i was plugging in the inputs in the wrong order. Keep track of the values so your math is accurate.

With support forums, documentation, and some creative workarounds it’s easy to convert most reaktor ensembles to msp, or visa versa.


April 13, 2010 | 1:33 pm

At this time the aim is to emulate the skrewell sound generator.

It shouldn’t be a problem. I’ll walk around it and if some problem appears i’ll let you know guys.

Thanks for the tips.

João Menezes


April 13, 2010 | 4:24 pm

Skrewell looks relatively easy to port into MSP other than the "Lissajous display" but I’m not well versed in LCD/JSUI. For Wrap mode of the multisliders look at http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=25328

Overall a fun exercise in creative b-patcher/poly~ usage.


April 15, 2010 | 5:43 pm

Actually, the "Lissajous display" isn’t important for this task.

Yes, overall is a funny exercise, but exactly at this moment i’m having problems with [poly~] on a system that distributes messages through six computers in a wireless network.
There are some strange thing happening. The poly~ instances seem to overload very easily in the network. :S

Oh, thanks for the link :)

Cheers,
João Menezes


January 17, 2013 | 3:22 pm

did someone finally arrived to rebuild the audio part in max ?


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